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Special to SunSpotThe advertisement is yellowed and torn, but its message is clear. Beans canned by Cambridge's Phillips Packing Company have "that down in Dixie flavor." The statement appears below an image of a large African-American woman wearing a headscarf and holding...
Special to SunSpotLittle Washington College wields heavy literary weight. Nestled in historic Chestertown, this private school of 1,200 students annually awards the nation's largest undergraduate literary prize, topping $65,000 in 2002 with no strings attached. Who said...
Special to SunSpotAsk most people what they associate with the Johns Hopkins University, and they'll respond "health care." But the nearly 4,000 undergraduates enrolled at this elite university know better. Hopkins has some of the nation's top programs in international...
Special to Baltimoresun.comWhile you may be coming to Maryland to earn your fame and fortune, the majority of the Free State natives listed below took their talents elsewhere. The exceptions are marked with asterisks. Actors/actresses Bess Armstrong, John Astin, John Wilkes Booth,...
Special to the SunSpotThere are many great writers who call Baltimore "home." It's a shame that our local bookstores don't feel this is a big deal. When we asked at each store for Baltimore authors, we were led to the local-interest section where we found tidewater schedules...
Sun Arts WriterTwo Weeks Before the Debut of Her New Play, Snakes: "Don't tell anyone," Cherie Vogelstein confides, "but I haven't written it yet." That's dismaying, given the importance of the event. It's mid-fall, and Snakes is to premiere in New York City at the...
Tags: Purim, Children, Fiction, Awards and Prizes, New York City
Special to Baltimoresun.comWhen a Quaker merchant named Johns Hopkins left $7 million in a will to found a hospital and a university in his name, few could have imagined the legacy of that investment would include historic breakthroughs in medicine and physics (as evidenced by a...
Special to baltimoresun.comWhat better beach companion than a quick read with witty characters, mildly surprising plot twists, concise chapters and just enough conflict to remind you how happy you are to be on vacation? As an added bonus, try one of these books that unfolds against...
Special To The SunThe Eastern Shore and art? To most outsiders, that usually means only one thing: ducks. Duck paintings. Duck sculptures. Duck decoys. But look beyond the surface and you'll discover a region that's redefining itself -- quite rightly -- as a serious arts...
Anti-smoking advocates celebrated Friday as approximately 300 bars and taverns in Indianapolis went smoke-free. The strengthened ordinance took effect at 6 a.m. "Today will go down in Indianapolis history. Today, we join hundreds of communities across...
The Indianapolis City-County Council is trying to take on the smoking ban again. A city-wide smoking ban targeting bars passed out of committee Tuesday. The plan will now head to the full council. Proposal 136 seeks to strengthen the already existing...
Tags: Joe Wilson, Lung Cancer, Civil Laws, Laws
Electronic cigarettes are supposed to be better for your health than regular cigarettes, but some Indianapolis City-County councilors are now trying to get those banned as well. The latest proposed smoking ban, passed by a committee Tuesday night,...
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